Recruitment agency rebellion gaining momentum

In the search for the next great member of staff, more and more businesses are shunning the outmoded recruitment agency in favour of a more cost-effective alternative.

With UK businesses losing nearly half their workforce every three years, and with employee transience set to increase significantly, high recruitment costs are becoming harder to bear.

Small to medium sized businesses in particular are beginning to question whether the traditional recruitment consultant offers value for money, and what other options are available.

Unsurprisingly, the new recruitment trend is developing online.

As reported recently in the Financial Times, webrecruit is heading up an innovative breed of companies offering employers a new way of recruiting using online job boards.

Using their online expertise and purchasing power to offer significant exposure for vacancies, companies like webrecruit are offering a really fast and affordable solution to the recruitment conundrum.

Gone are the days when the only option for advertising a job was an expensive newspaper ad; with a recent Noras survey finding 76% of job seekers now turning to the internet, online job boards offer employers much broader coverage.

The other major advantage for an employer is control over the recruitment process free from the influence of a consultant, including which candidates are selected for interview and how the company is represented to prospective employees.

Chameleon Net, a rapidly-growing web services agency in Central London, has been using webrecruit to recruit members of staff for two years – in which time they have successfully recruited over twenty members of staff using the service.

Vicky Reeves, Managing Director, is delighted:

“Through webrecruit, we’ve found everyone that we were looking for and this enabled our business to exceed the projected growth plan. They have saved us tens of thousands of pounds in recruitment fees”.

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